Function 5: Define the Intervention
Describes how teams define the intervention by stating the purpose, goals, and guiding principles; identifying core components and how they align; and then further operationalizing after getting proposal approval.
Examines how child welfare agencies can assess and select the best possible intervention to address identified problems and unmet needs. Choosing an appropriate solution requires critical thinking about whether an existing intervention is a “good fit” and holds promise or if something new is needed. This series of eight videos examines intervention selection by considering essential functions or tasks. Function 5 describes how teams define an intervention by stating the purpose, goals, and guiding principles; identifying core components and how they align; and further operationalizing the intervention after a proposal is approved.
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Capacity Building Center for States (2019). Function 5: Define the Intervention. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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